Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

2023-2024 DEI Co-Chairs: Zahra Eslami (she/her) and Thea Warner (she/her) — Diversity {at} LWPTSA.net

Lake Washington PTSA Council Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

LWPTSA Council is committed to advocating for institutional and systemic changes that ensure equity, justice, respect and inclusion of all children. Council strives to be anti-discriminatory, inclusive and to welcome all voices. We are seeking to learn from our community, and grow as individuals and as an organization.

Learn more about Council’s Financial Equity Program

DEI Committee Meetings

Council’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee meets one Wednesday each month of the school year (with the exception of September and June) at 6 pm.

During the 2023-2024 school year, meetings will be held online via Zoom  The Zoom link will be published in Council’s newsletter the week of the meeting, as well as sent directly to committee participants.

Financial Equity Program

While all of our PTAs have a mission of supporting and enriching the educational opportunities and experiences in their communities, we recognize that there are varying levels of financial and volunteer resources accessible within those communities. As the larger community that encompasses all of the individual PTA communities, LWPTSA Council will work to facilitate the voluntary sharing of resources among local PTAs.

How to Give
PTAs can make any financial contribution their membership approves by Oct. 31.
Giving is voluntary. Individual donations are also welcome (they can’t be restricted to a specific school).

Please send your donations to:
LWPTSA Council 2.8
PO Box 97039
Redmond WA 98073

How to Receive
Local PTAs can complete a grant application (DOCX or fillable PDF) to request funding for a specific item or experience. Submit completed applications to Diversity {at} LWPTSA.net. Funds should be utilized in the year they are given to the greatest extent possible.

If you need assistance completing the form, please email Diversity {at} LWPTSA.net.

Please refer to this FAQ (PDF) for answers to many of the questions we have received so far regarding the Financial Equity Program. If you have additional questions after reading the FAQ, please email Diversity {at} LWPTSA.net.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Updates

Local & Council PTA Resources

National PTA Resources

National PTA Statements

National PTA Position Statements are official documents outlining the opinion, will or intent of the association and require national action to seek resolution on the issue.

Questions? Please contact Diversity {at} LWPTSA.net.